“Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” or the “Clean India Campaign”, is a Government of India initiative to make our country cleaner. It is a movement led by our own prime minister Mr.Narendra Modi. I absolutely and completely support this cause and think that “a clean India” is the need of the hour today. It’s high time we realize the importance of keeping not just our homes clean, but our neighborhoods as well. Small changes in our personal habits can bring about a huge change to our country. Habits such as throwing the garbage only in the dust bins or trying not to litter around at public places or not spitting on at any random place, etc, can make a huge difference in this process.
All that said, I personally think that India will be clean, in true sense, when it’s people will have clean minds. I find this cleanliness to be as essential as the other one. Just like we talk about cleaning our surroundings, I think it us our duty to talk about cleaning the minds too. The crime rates in India have been on a constant rise every year. There are several reasons why one commits a crime, but the most heinous crimes that are committed are directly linked to the functioning of the grey matter.
While there are many theories behind why people commit a crime, the fact is that no one is born a criminal, it is the circumstances and the choices we make that make us who we are. Our brain is where it all happens. While the influence of nature vs nurture, is a debatable topic, we simply cannot ignore the impact it has on us. I feel nature is something that we have no control over, yet nurture is absolutely in our hands.
When I say that nurturing is in our hands, I simply mean that our responsibility does not end at giving our own children the right upbringing. We must all make a conscious effort in being compassionate towards the world at large, to understand what the next person might be going through. Be it that kid who you see begging on the street or that young teenager you see walking by you while eating paan masala. No one wants a life like that, its the circumstances that make things good or bad for us, and it is our intellect that makes us take the right or the wrong path.
I don’t say that you must go out of the way to help others but make small efforts. These efforts need not always be monetary, they can simply be in gesture. I remember once I bought this little beggar boy a pair of slippers on hot sunny day, he was sitting outside the cafe, by the wall, in its shade. He was barefoot and it was too hot to walk on the road like that. That pair of slipper for me was not more than what I’d spend on a cup of coffee but it meant way too much to that little boy. I still can’t forget the smile on his face. This gesture of mine might have been a small one but it may have created some positive impact in his little head. I hope in some way I was able to help him keep some faith alive in this big nasty world.
So, the next time you want to make India clean, don’t just clean the surroundings but help others keep their conscience alive and kicking. Help them keep their lives clean.
Happy Sunday : )
Over all these years, in my shopping experience, I have often felt that what gives more happiness is the free gifts that I have received than the actual product itself, that I bought. Its funny, isn’t it? I don’t know if it’s just me or you people out there have felt the same way too. No matter how small that free gift is, it just instantly makes you smile.
Now that UBER cab service is coming back into operations once again in Delhi, it is a high risk game for them. I must appreciate the confidence that they have shown by restarting operations but to be able to make its customers feel safe once again won’t be an easy task for them. Rebuilding the lost trust of the customers will not be an easy ball game.
Another big question that arises from the entire incident, that made UBER shut its operations, is the distribution of responsibility for that heinous crime. We all know what happened that night and we also know that the guilty cab driver was caught and sent to jail. The fact that he committed that crime while he was on duty, makes UBER cab services a shareholder of his act as well. While I strongly agree that it is the company’s responsibility to do the due diligence while hiring an employee, what debatable here is, how far must that check go? and what would be the correct measure that would make sure that the hired employee is the right fit.
When we talk of due diligence, we usually refer to the credentials of a person such as educational background, identity proof, past work record, etc. But this incident poses another aspect which must be covered with equal importance when doing a background check, the psychometric analysis. To know what really going on in someone’s head and to know what one is capable of, only a psychological analysis can give us a clearer picture. I don’t say this will solve the problem a 100% but it nevertheless will give us a better insight into our employee’s mind.
Today many such tests are a part of the screening process conducted by corporate companies while hiring blue color employees. It won’t be a bad idea to do the same while hiring the non white color employees. While UBER has come up with many schemes to attract back its driver and pose a tough competition to its competitors, it won’t be all that easy to rebuild the lost trust of its customers.
The question still remains… will this act of confidence by UBER be enough to make the customer feel safe enough to choose them over others?
From the past few days I’ve been following this news of, Dr. Kiran Bedi being projected as the Chief Ministerial candidate for BJP in the upcoming Delhi elections. Now that she has filed the nomination, people are waiting for the elections to unfold. It would be interesting to see how this entire process happens.
But before we talk about the future lets take a peek in the past. Dr.Kiran Bedi has been a prominent face in the entire quest of making India corruption free. She is known for her honest work for the government of India, and is highly regarded her for her services. She is truly an inspiration for many, across our nation. She has always kept forth her agendas very clearly and has always stuck by them. But her recent decision to join BJP has left many eyebrows raised. Reason being her statements that she made about Mr.Narendra Modi and BJP, just a few months back.
Clearly when Dr.Bedi had decided not to join AAP, along side Mr.Arvind Kejriwal, people sensed some internal conflicts. This somehow stopped Dr.Bedi from achieving what she had set out to achieve in the first place. It hindered her contribution to make India corruption free. Now when the opportunity came across her once again to reignite her quest, she grabbed it with both hands.
Personally, I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. Why? Well to change the system you have to be in the system. This applies for everyone. One of the most powerful ways to be in the system in India, is by joining politics. By being a politician you directly come in contact with common people. You become a liaison that connects the regulators of our country with the population. She is doing exactly the same thing.
I feel if one is set out to to achieve something, then what matters is that you get the results. If not by following the set path, then take a new course, but don’t give up. I hope we see positive results of Dr.Bedi’s decision to join BJP. One thing is clear though, she’s out there to get what she wants, by hook or by crook. Lesson to learn people.
Oh well, I can’t really blame you if you think I am a feminist. Well the tittle of the
blog probably suggests so. But, in all honesty, I have no such intention. This blog is a simple representation of anything and everything that comes to a female brain. Sometimes it may come across as a silly thought, nevertheless it is as important as any other ground breaking thought that comes any scientist. Lol.
What may seem unimportant to others, may be of great value to us. Most of the times we tend to disregard our thoughts, feeling they don’t make sense. By doing that over a long period of time, we suppress our grey matter more than we can possibly imagine. And I have seen this happen more often with the pink brigade. This thought prompted me to create this blog. Not that men are not welcomed to give opinion or share their thoughts, but ladies this one is majorly for you.
Why do I say so? Well because its only the pink matter that can and ever will understand why crying for no reason is often the best stress buster for us OR why at times washing our hair on cold morning makes more sense to us than having oily hair all day OR why the chipped nail paint on our nails can irritate us more than a random argument.
So to sum it all up, this blog is all about reaffirming the notions we believe in, in our hearts, “the pink matter matters”.